Sometimes the most punk thing a band can do is explore a sound outside of the oft-homogenous punk aesthetic. 2012's Open Your Heart and this year's New Moon saw exactly that from New York's the Men, who added elements of country rock and Americana to their guttural and scuzzy garage rock sound, even going so far as to record some tunes around a campfire while recording in Big Indian, NY. We're sure in concert, the Men will be much rowdier.
Tue., Nov. 5, 9 p.m., 2013
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